The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
Unconventionally, you’re supposed to view the Peugeot 208's iCockpit digital instruments (the speedo, rev counter etc) by looking over, rather than through, the steering wheel. Peugeot has tried to make it easier by shrinking the steering wheel to the size of a dinner plate.
If you're long in the body or sit close to the wheel with the seat jacked up, you’ll probably think that's great. Many will find that the steering wheel blocks their view of the instruments, though, and will have to sit in an uncomfortable position to see the speed they're doing. We strongly advise taking a test drive to check this.
Still, there is salvation in the form of standard rear parking sensors on all models. If you avoid entry-level Active Premium trim you’ll also get a colour rear-view camera. The top two trims add front parking sensors.
Eco-LED lights are standard across the range so you won’t struggle to see where you’re going at night. On the top trims, those are upgraded to full LEDs with Smart Beam Assist, which can automatically shape the main beam to avoid dazzling other road users without the need to use dipped beam.
Sat nav and infotainment
Entry-level Active models get a 7.0in touchscreen with shortcut buttons on both sides of the screen. A bigger, 10.0in touchscreen with sat-nav is available as an option with Allure Premium trim and comes as standard on GT and GT Premium.